Antique Polychrome Gilt Wood Buddha
South Sea Kwan Yin
Origin: China, Circa: late Qing, 1875-1911
Condition: very good!
h.27.2 in. X w.14.6 in. X d.8.7 in , 8 kgs
exquisitely carved and gilt camphor wood sculpture depicts KwanYin, the embodiment
of compassion, standing in tribhanger on a ferocious dragon frolicking in the
whirlpool of the South Sea. She is dressed in full robes, with eyes down-cast
in serene expression, holding a life-giving vase in her right hand, a boon granting
gesture in her left, and riding a Chinese dragon, which is the symbol of creative
power, the spirit of change, and of life force itself.
To Private Collection